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Gov. Cuomo gives update on NYS COVID numbers


NEW YORK (WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state's progress with the coronavirus reporting a new record high in testing.

Cuomo said a new record high of COVID tests were administered yesterday in the state as 159,972 test results were reported.

Cuomo also said the state's rate of positivity for the virus was reported to be just above one percent, at 1.11 percent.

The report said hot spot areas in the state saw a positivity rate of 4.34 percent, while NYS positivity excluding those red zone areas was 1.02 percent yesterday.

There were 139 newly admitted hospitalizations in the state and 9 COVID-19 deaths reported in the state yesterday.

The Governor reported the positivity rate for the Southern Tier to be at 1.4 percent.

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